ENGLISH champions Manchester United may be at home to Tottenham and Premiership leaders Liverpool away to West Ham this weekend but, without doubt, Britain's Match of the Day is taking place north of the border. In Scotland tomorrow, all roads lead to Glasgow for the first Old Firm derby of the season between Rangers, the champions, and Celtic, the challengers, at Ibrox. After only six rounds of Premier Division action, Rangers and Celtic are already pulling away from the pack to set the stage for the first of what promises to be four titanic tussles in the league schedule. Rangers lead the standings with a maximum 18 points from six matches, two points clear of Celtic, who have won five and drawn one. Then there is a five-point gap to Aberdeen in third place. Celtic, who have been scoring more freely than their city rivals this season, will be extra keen to halt Rangers' blistering start as their record of nine successive championships is under threat. Celtic ruled Scottish football from seasons 1965-66 to 1973-74 - an era in which they became the first British club to win the European Cup, in 1967 - but Rangers have been the dominant force for the past eight seasons, their stranglehold on the Premier Division beginning in season 1988-89. Last season's triumph was Rangers' eighth successive title, so a ninth this time will equal Celtic's record. In England, Premiership pace-setters Liverpool have a day off tomorrow before taking on West Ham United at Upton Park on Sunday. Liverpool's 5-1 demolition of previously unbeaten Chelsea last Saturday sent warning signals around the land that the Anfield giants are in the mood to claim their first English championship since 1990. West Ham-Liverpool is not the televised game on Sunday, though, as that honour falls to Manchester United at home to Spurs. United, who have already dropped eight points, despite being unbeaten, will be in buoyant mood after their Champions' League victory over Rapid Vienna on Wednesday and injury-hit Tottenham, humbled at home by Leicester City last Sunday, could be in for further punishment. The TV cameras are at Goodison Park tomorrow for the Everton v Sheffield Wednesday game, a match between two teams who suffered humiliating exits from the English League Cup in midweek, Everton at the hands of Second Division York City and Wednesday losing to Oxford United from the First Division. Middlesbrough had no such problems against Hereford United, winning 3-0 away to go through to the third round 10-0 on aggregate. Tomorrow, Middlesbrough are away to Southampton, who are managed by Boro old boy Graeme Souness. Leicester, who were worthy winners at Spurs last Sunday, have another attractive match, at home to Leeds United, League Cup conquerors of Darlington. All eyes will be on the new hero of Filbert Street, Emile Heskey, a six-foot, two-inch teenager who is earning rave reviews for Leicester this season. The 18-year-old England Youth international striker is Leicester-born and bred and joined City as a trainee. Elsewhere in the Premiership tomorrow, third-placed Arsenal host Sunderland at Highbury. Arsenal, despite all the off-the-field upheavals this season, trail Liverpool by only three points. Sunderland are 11th on nine points and have scored only six times in seven outings - four of them in that amazing 4-1 victory over Nottingham Forest at the City Ground. Forest are at Chelsea, whose confidence has been undermined lately by the thrashing at Anfield last Saturday and the 3-1 midweek home defeat by Blackpool in the League Cup, although Chelsea still progressed to the third round.